Augustus' chin was brushing against the back of my ear, and I could feel my ears heat up. When he moved, the stubs of his beard gently scraped by my face, and I blushed. Is he trying to seduce me? Without a choice, I placed the plates and forks back into the basin and washed my hands.
Then, I turned around. As we were close, I could only make a distance between us by putting my hands on his chest. After spending such a long time with Augustus, I realized I could not stand firm against his occasional intimate acts.
In the quiet environment, I could even hear our heartbeats. His was steady and powerful, just like his character. I felt safe just by being around him. However, it was also pressurizing to stand by his towering figure. When I lifted my head to look at him, I saw him staring back at me with a heated gaze. I had to admit that look of his made my heart skipped a beat as I lost myself in his eyes.
Augustus gently lifted my chin before leaning toward me.
Right then, I cleared my throat and broke the silence. “If there isn't anything else, I'll wash the plates first.”
I was about to escape when he grabbed my wrist. Faint tobacco scents wafted across my nose, and the next thing I felt was a soft warmness. He kissed me! Unable to help myself, I closed my eyes and immersed myself in his tenderness. It was the first time Augustus had kissed me as earnestly as this, and I could not find the words to describe it. I slumped into his arms. At that very moment, I recalled Sonia's words.